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Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theater on 1970-03-20


Topics Live concert


Casey Jones, Me & My Uncle, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Hard To Handle Deep Elem Blues, Friend Of The Devil, Don't Ease Me In, Black Peter, Uncle John's Band, Katie Mae Drums-> Good Lovin'-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Drums-> Good Lovin', Viola Lee Blues, High Time, Turn On Your Lovelight, E: And We Bid You Goodnight


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Theater
Location Port Chester, NY

Source Soundboard patched with Audience
Lineage SBD > MR > PCM > ZA2 > CD > EAC > SHN
Transferred by David Hollister, Brian Voelz, G.S. Hamilton


Notes

D1t10 (Black Peter): cuts @ 6:07
D1t11 (UJB): beginning cut

Sources and lineages:
- Intro and first 50 seconds of Casey Jones from Unknown Generation Audience Source

- The Rest of Casey Jones through IKYR is 2nd generation audience cassette > ZA2 > CD

- Hard to Handle to the end is SBD > MR > PCM > ZA2 > CD

Reviews

Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - March 20, 2013
Subject: --
Now just where's this little gem been hiding all my life??!!

Unless, however, you're a completist, the first half-dozen tracks or so aren't going to do it soundwise - it's another one of those extraordinarily muffled (if good-intentioned) recordings at the Capitol, 1970. Some of these shows - the November ones, for instance - are solid gold due to the total lack of a board, but when there's so much here to be had on a decent board starting around Hard to Handle, you can afford to miss the mess.

The acoustic stuff is well-handled, of course, and then when the boys come back out this shit *really* takes off - the NFA suite, that incredibly mad-crazy Viola, the pin-drop perfection of High Time, the balls-out Lovelight - this is awesome music - don't be dissuaded by the lack of reviews; this one's a sleeper!
Reviewer: mddichard07 - - April 13, 2011
Subject: wow!
this has got to be one of the greatest sets ever!
starts off with a bang in casey jones and then doesn't disappoint with a killer set list. i love the china cat>in know you rider and the powerful good lovins
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - - May 3, 2009
Subject: THINGS ARE NOT WHAT THEY SEEM, MAN...
Okay man, I've been hangin out at the Archives listening to all the Dead shows and I noticed this show says it is the Port Chester show on March 20, but how can this be, when the November 11 1970 show in Brooklyn, NY at the Rock Palace has the same first 5 tracks?

Hard To Handle is a much better quality recording than the first 5 tracks, the next 6 tracks are the Acoustic Dead. The quality is better than the first 5 tracks, but is not as good as HTH.

From Drums/Good Lovin' to And We Bid You Goodnight the quality of the recording is better than the first 5 tracks. In the Applause track (Next to last track) you can hear the the guy on the mic say "goodnight from the Capitol".

So It seems there are parts of the show from the Capitol, and others are not, OR The other show on November 11 1970 is incorrect. Some of the tracks here are better quality recordings than at the 11-11-70 show, so check em out man, these freaks will lead you in circles.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-11-11.aud.sirmick.31154.sbeok.flacf

The 11-11-70 show has the same consistent recording sound from the first track to the last track. It sounds like one show. But I wonder if the alleged 2nd set is of the same night, or of the next night, or something else all together.

The enigma of a conundrum of a mystery clouded in time and space on the iron shavings of a piece of tape in the hands of a hippie on drugs...there must be a GOD how else could this thing survive, man...well anyway I guess the only thing to do is download BOTH FREAKING SHOWS...and cut and paste the tracks to your own liking...someone else did...so it ain't like I am the first to molest these tracks...Check it out if you have nothing else to do, I did. Listen to both shows...see fer yer selves and you be yer own judge...THANKS FOR THE LOVE. These shows are still precious to those of us that love the Dead, and always will. I just wish the hippies were more together when it came to keeping the title of the show on the tape, seems that was BEYOND their ability while on DRUGS, I hope its due to drugs, if it is not, then HUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM! The assylum is being run by the inmates!!!! Smell you later...
Reviewer: mishap13 - - November 20, 2008
Subject: Don't make it too confusing
Although Deadlists describes several mislabelings of 3/20/70, the tracks on this page should indeed be the correct ones. Where you got off the track, Ooh_Ahh_Urk_Ack, was in listening to the other upload for 3/20, where there is indeed filler from 11/11/70. (More details in my comments there.) As for the changes you note in recording quality, there are two reasons: first, the first five songs are, as the Notes below indicate, two AUD recordings. (I won't say aloud what the source for the rest is.) Secondly, there was no doubt switching around of mikes and levels when the boys switched to acoustic and later back to electric.

This is the better version to listen to -- what the other one has (not counting filler) is here in the same quality, plus this one has the opening songs that other one lacks.

That said, the second electric set smokes! Excellent triple-decker sandwich of Good Lovin'/NFA/drums, followed by a scorching Viola Lee, a heartfelt High Times, and a strong Lovelight. And capped off by one of the lovely long versions of We Bid You Goodnight.
Reviewer: nalwieno - - February 6, 2005
Subject: Capitol Theater
When my mother was in college, she went to this show, as well as a few of the others featured here in the archives that took place at the Capitol Theater, and according to her, the sound quality is just as good as seeing them live. You get the atmosphere of the show as well as the music. If you're a true dead-head, it doesn't get much better than this.

However, at points the sound is low quality and a bit of a nuisance, but overall its a nice show.
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